When it comes to women’s reproductive health, a high level of care and expertise is needed.
Whether you need specialist care for a complex condition such as endometriosis or PCOS, or more general services such as cervical screening, contraceptive advice or management of painful periods, I can help you. I have many years’ experience diagnosing and treating the full range of gynaecological problems.
My special interest is laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure that I have performed hundreds of times. I also perform hysteroscopy and a number of other procedures.
Given that I have 14 years of training and many years of practice, you can feel confident that you are in highly experienced and capable hands.
You’ll need a referral letter from your GP before you book an appointment.
Your consultation can take place at my main consulting suites at Epworth Freemasons Private Hospital in East Melbourne or at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg.
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During this consultation, I’ll take a thorough history and perform a medical examination. Sometimes blood tests and scans will be necessary at this appointment. This appointment will take around 30 minutes.
We’ll have a comprehensive discussion about the treatment options available for your specific condition, so you can make an informed decision. The treatment recommended for you will depend on your condition and whether you are planning a pregnancy soon.
For urgent matters, call my rooms on 9418 8299 during business hours or my paging service on 9387 1000 after hours. For emergencies, go to the emergency department at Epworth Richmond.
Endometriosis is a condition that affects women. It can cause pain in the lower part of the belly and trouble getting
PCOS is a common condition that affects women in their reproductive years.
A laparoscopy is a procedure to examine the appearance of the outside surfaces of the uterus, tubes, ovaries and lining
If you require surgery, I’ll perform it at Epworth Freemasons or Epworth Hawthorn, depending on which hospital is most suitable for your procedure.
You're not alone. Read up on some commonly asked questions.
A gynaecologist is a doctor who specialises in women’s health and the female reproductive system (vagina, uterus and ovaries).
Having an irregular or infrequent period doesn’t necessarily mean there is anything wrong, but you should always see a gynaecologist for an assessment as it can be a sign of a condition such as PCOS or other hormone imbalances.
Bring a current referral from your GP, your Medicare card, your health insurance details and any test or scan results (e.g. blood tests and ultrasounds).
Unless a healthcare professional has advised otherwise, you should have a cervical screening test every 5 years.
Find out more about the recent changes to the cervical screening program.
Yes, I perform the procedures for a range of different contraception options, including the Implanon, Mirena and copper IUD. Read my guide to your contraceptive options.
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